2 Celebrity Chefs from Bangladesh | Siddika Kabir n Tommy Miah

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Last Updated on December 1, 2020 by Sultana Parvin

There are so many famous chefs in Bangladeshi cuisine. Among them, I will describe two famous and celebrity chefs those are Siddiqua Kabir and Tommy Miah.

Siddiqua Kabir

Siddiqua Kabir is my cooking inspiration. Which book I bought first after my marriage can you imagine? This book was “Ranna khaddya pushti” written by Siddiqua Kabir. Still, now the book belongs to me. She is a highly honorable person to me.

“Siddiqua Kabir (May 7, 1931–January 31, 2012) was a Bangladeshi nutritionist, academic, cookbook author and cooking show television host. A professor, Kabir hosted and guest-starred in many television shows featuring Bangladeshi cuisine, including Siddiqua Kabir’s Recipe on NTV Bangla.

She attended college for mathematics and received a master’s degree on the subject.With a scholarship from the Ford Foundation; she obtained her second master’s degree in Food, Nutrition and Institutional Administration from Oklahoma State University in 1963.

Kabir began her teaching career in 1957 by joining the mathematics department of Eden Girls’ College in Azimpur, Dhaka. She joined the nutrition department of College of Home Economics, Azimpur, Dhaka, from where she retired as the principal in 1993.

Kabir appeared in her first television cooking show in 1966, leading a long career in numerous cooking shows as a presenter and guest. She also authored cookbooks, including “Ranna Khaddya Pushti” and “Bangladesh Curry Cookbook.” Her career further led to consultant work for major foreign and Bangladeshi consumer food brands, such as Radhuni, Dano, and Nestlé.

Kabir received several awards from the food and television industries, including the Sheltech Award in 2009.”Wikipedia

Tommy Miah

Tommy Miah is our pride. He is a Bangladeshi born British celebrity Chef. Tommy Miah is known as a “Curry King” in Britain.

“Mohammad Ajman Miah, MBE FRSA (born 28 March 1959), better known as Tommy Miah, is a Bangladeshi-born British celebrity chef, owner of the award-winning Raj Restaurant and founder of the International Indian Chef of the Year Competition. He is often recognized as the “Curry King” in Britain.

With his status being as a celebrity chef, including having his own television show in Bangladesh, and with the experience of international dining and catering, Miah has established the foundation of the Tommy Miah Institute of Hospitality Management, which is an institution which trains Bangladeshis in the international hospitality industry.

Miah’s achievements include, delivering a curry lunch-box to 10 Downing Street for the then Prime Minister John Major’s 50th birthday, producing the world’s largest curry which was large enough to feed 10,000, promoting innovation and quality in Asian cuisine, developing dishes for high-class manufacturers, writing cooking books, and he was the first to make Indian meals available on flights worldwide.”Wikipedia

Beef rogan josh

By celebrity chef Tommy Miah

Beef Rogan Josh
Beef Rogan Josh

Beef Rogan Josh by a top chef in Bangladesh

Preparation time10  minutes
Cooking time1 hour 30 minutes
Total time1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients for beef rogan josh

  • 1 kg beef
  • 6 tablespoon oil
  • 2/3 pieces bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 3-4 sticks cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 pieces cardamoms
  • 4-5 pieces cloves
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon green chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 500 ml yogurt
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Beef rogan josh


Step 1

Take a deep saucepan for this recipe. Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon sticks, clove, bay leaves, cardamom, and pepper powder to the oil. Fry this for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2

Add beef pieces to the oil. Cook it for 5 minutes. Add ginger paste, red chili powder, green chili paste, salt, and paprika to the meat. Cook the meat few more minutes.

Step 3

Add yogurt to the meat and cover with a lid. Cook it for another 10 minutes on medium heat.

Step 4

Cook the meat with the low beam for 1 hour until the meat is soft. You can cook this recipe in the crockpot. Beef rogan josh is ready to serve.

Serve the meat with rice or tortilla.

             Nutrition Facts: Amount per serving
Total Fat19g
Total Carbohydrates5.6g
Vitamin D0mcg

Kacchi Biryani: Bangladeshi Recipe Siddika Kabir

Kacchi Biryani

Kacchi biryani

Preparation time30  minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients for celebrity chefs biryani

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Kacchi biryani
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Kacchi biryani
  • 1 kg mutton (big pieces)
  • 500 gm rice (Basmati)
  • 1 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 250 gm potato
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 piece nutmeg powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon mace powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon cloves powder
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 4 tablespoon onion slice
  • 1 tablespoon kewra water
  • 4-5 pieces aloo Bokhara(Plums)
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Process for Siddika Kabir Recipes

Step 1

Wash mutton pieces and add salt to the mutton. Keep it for 30 minutes and wash it again. Rinse water and keep aside.

Step 2

Fry onion with ghee until golden brown. Crush it after cooling.

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Fried onion

Step 3

Mix color to the potato and fry it until brown.

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Step 4

Take the mutton pieces in a deep saucepan. Add onion, ginger paste, garlic paste, all spice powder to the mutton. Add rose water, kewra water, and yogurt to mutton and mix it very well. Spread all potato pieces over the mutton. Add aloo Bokhara and ghee over the mutton.

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Step 5

Wash rice and rinse it very well. Add rice to the salted boiled water. After boiling the rice rinse it.

Step 6

Take 1 cup water from the water that was used to boil the rice. Add ¾ cup ghee with the water and add the water to the mutton. Spread rice over the meat. Spread a pinch of color over the meat. Add 1 cup water that was used for boiling the rice with ghee over the rice. If you need more water you can add more water to the rice so that water and rice are equal. Cover with a lid.

Kacchi biryani
Kacchi biryani

Step 7

Make a dough with wheat flour and water. Seal the lid with dough.

Step 8

Put the saucepan burner and put a boiled water pot over the lid. Cook the kacchi biryani for 20-25 minutes over the high beam. When the aroma of kacchi biryani comes out to reduce the beam and cook again for 60-90 minutes over the low beam. If you have a slow cooker, you can use this for this recipe.

Celebrity chefs Siddiqua Kabir is our one of Top Chef in Bangladesh.

Kacchi biryani
Kacchi biryani

Step 9

The most delicious biryani in the world “Kacchi biryani” is ready to serve. Serve this biryani with salad and borhani.

                                  Nutrition Facts: Amount per serving
Total Fat37.4g
Total Carbohydrates387.5g
Vitamin D0%

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*Happy Cooking*